Late former Governor Felix Ovudoroye Ibru of Delta State must be turning in his grave as his children are now fighting over his estate.
Family sources told us that two of his children; Felix Oyovwevotu Ibru and Elaine Amrotorigbeya Ibru have dragged their eldest brother and first son of the family, Dr. Paul Aidido Ibru to court over the running of the estate left behind by their father.
The two have instituted a legal action against Paul and three other siblings – Onojoma Yvette Oniwinde, Sheri Sonia Ibru and Olotu Ibru — over the running of their father’s company, Ibru Prefabs Limited, before the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Felix Jnr. and Elaine said that their eldest brother was running the estate of their late father in a manner which is unfairly prejudicial and discriminatory to their interest.
They added that Paul, on his own, assumed the administration, control and management of the estate left by their late father without obtaining the consent or authority of the Court, and the other children.
Felix Jnr. and Elaine now want the court to order Paul to file account supported by relevant receipts and vouchers showing his dealings with the estate since the death of their father on March 12, 2016 up till this moment and such account to be lodged with the Probate Registrar of the court for scrutiny within three months from the date of judgment.
The duo also accused Paul of operating various accounts of the company in spite of several oral and written warnings to him that he should stop doing so until Letters of Administration are obtained in respect of the estate.
The late former governor is survived by two wives – Maltida and Caroline.